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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:04 pm

About the new album coming on Friday, Bass lady Bridget Kearny says:

"We as a band are in the exciting position of not being able to do exactly what's on the record on stage. It will be exciting for people who have the record already, because they're going to be different versions of the songs. Sometimes they'll have a totally different dramatic arc, so that's really fun for us."

That must be why on the Colbert show Bridget did a blistering bass solo, whereas on the record there was just a sort of a So-Sprach-Zarathustra synthesizer-sunrise kind of a thing instead.

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:21 pm





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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:23 am

The critics are saying it's catchy, but maybe too cute.

I'll check out the live show next month (I hope I don't get moshed affraid ).

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:34 am

It turns the calendar back 47 years, or maybe 48. Shocked

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:33 am

So, the vid has Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong, and the chocolate cake.

Rachael said she wrote the song about the chocolate cake:


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:12 am

The critics have arrived at two verdicts:

1. "LSD has expanded their horizons and are producing a meatier sound by adding more layers;" cheers

2. "Their producer turned a promising project into elevator music." Mad

scratch  scratch  scratch  scratch  scratch

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:22 am

In contrast to the negative reaction to the album track, this vid has 100% thumbs up (so far):


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:19 am

This was ... random.


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:42 pm

The pinhed mistakenly assumed that the song "Call of Your Dogs" must be about lawyers and the old record contract.

But the pinhed was mistaken. Shocked

The real song about the old record contract was "What a Spectacular Failure."

“It’s about a real person, who did something nasty to us in a business sense,” Price says from her Brooklyn home. “We turned it into a fictional villain.” The lyrics in the song aren’t true but the spirit of it is true. It’s a good way to work through your own feelings — write a song about it,” she laughs. [The song lyrics were written by Mike Olson—not Rachael]

“A little bit of a revenge song. We like to take our revenge out only in song.”



I knew a boy way back when
His name was Bobby and then
He asked my daddy if I could go dancing
[The old record contract was negotiated with Rachael’s father when she was 17 years old]
But he could not make a pass
Can't tell his elbow from ass
He was completely inept at romancing

Oh Bobby
It's so painful to watch you
Well in a crowd I could spot you
Oh Bobby
You'll never nail her
What a spectacular failure

He's got a buddy named Jack
Who likes to take it as fact
That he and Bobby have all of the power
But don't believe what he says
Cuz Jack's gone soft in the head
And Bob and Jack play grab-ass in the shower

Oh Bobby
You play out every delusion
You're better off in seclusion
Oh Bobby
You've never looked paler
What a spectacular failure

Oh Bobby
You don't appear to be dying
It's like you're not even trying
Oh Bobby
I can't excuse your behavior
What a spectacular failure

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:51 pm

^
Fun fact--during the Italian renaissance the ruling class was terrified of the poets.

Because the poets could write about them, and what the poets wrote might live on and become the subjects' legacy. affraid

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:17 pm

McDuck has been blowing the horn since grade school, but the guitar is a post-grad thing.

Bridget said that LSD has decided to use their conservatory training for good instead of evil, but McDuck still lapses into his progressive-jazz past if somebody buys him a gin and tonic or two:




As for the guitar, he's been trying to shred it on shredding occasions:


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:49 pm

Speaking of dive bars, the Minneapolis paper reports that the City Council committee has got it in for the dive bars on Lake Street—they say that they are bad places:

"Champions Saloon and Eatery will appeal the decision by a City Council committee, which found the business a danger to the area.

Minneapolis officials said Champions Saloon and Eatery’s troubles with the city had persisted for years. They accused it of enabling violence and drugs. Then they rendered a rare decision on a bid to renew a liquor license.

Denied.

Incidents going all the way back to 2006 have “resulted in a danger to the patrons, a danger to the neighborhood,” said Jacob Frey, vice chair of the City Council’s regulatory and development committee, which voted 5-0 against Champions on Tuesday.

Evoking the shooting death of one customer inside the packed bar last August, he added: “And I don’t think any tax revenue generated would necessarily undo a homicide.”

A lawyer for the popular bar at W. Lake Street and Blaisdell Ave. S. vowed to appeal the decision to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, saying the matter was similar to the city’s case against Gabby’s Saloon and Eatery. The Appeals Court in 2009 sided with the since-closed bar and directed Minneapolis to award it a settlement of more than $200,000, claiming that the city had gone too far in penalizing the establishment for what happened off the premises.

Champions lawyer Ed Matthews argued to council members that during Champions’ earlier run-ins with the city in 2006 and 2007, owner Rick Nelson had only a 10 percent stake in the business. He said that after Nelson took full ownership in 2008, he implemented many security measures, sought help from the city over concerns about drug-dealing and advocated moving a bus stop that was a magnet for crime. The Police Department’s prohibition on Champions continuing to employ off-duty cops, he added, made the problem worse.

Assistant city attorney Joel Fussy said the bar refused to accept responsibility for escalating criminal and nuisance activity, which came to a head last August when a man was shot to death inside Champions, which was packed at the time."

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:09 am

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:54 am

OK--now you all know what's out in 2016, but what's next?
Stagnation is lethal--it is essential to move on to what's next.

Movie theme songs. What a Face


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:26 am

The LA critique said that Rachael Price is a combination of Amy Winehouse and Rita Hayworth.

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:21 pm


weerd, the OC Register said she had exactly zero to do with anything related to Rita Hayworth and her performative stylizations


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:23 pm

Yakima Canutt wrote:
weerd, the OC Register said she had exactly zero to do with anything related to Rita Hayworth and her performative stylizations

Yes--I think the critic just meant hairdo and cheerfulness.

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:39 am

Candidate for weirdest review: "So smooth it sounds like crap the first couple of times..." Why? too catchy? Too tight? scratch   


"As desirable as a bucketload of hermaphroditic Lumbricus rubellus, or the wriggling vibrato of Rachael Price, or a songwriting, trumpet-playing guitarist named McDuck. Thriving on scraps, like bassist Bridget Kearney, who never stays in one style for long, and still manages to write the band’s richest songs. Happiest in the dark, like drummer Mike Calabrese, whose “Godawful Things” opens the album. How smooth? So smooth that Side Pony sounds like crap the first couple of times you listen, and it’s not until the third or fourth that you hear how smart it is. How organic. How rich in nutrients. How thoroughly these conservatory grads are digesting their jazz/pop/soul influences and squeezing them into something unforgettable."

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:57 am

weerd, I'm looking at quite a number of media outlets that seem to have deemed LSD not noteworthy enough to review, but maybe their big break on The Conan Show will buoy the band's spirits cheers

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:40 pm

What's a media outlet? Does it worry them that the pinhed hasn't heard of them?

How many of these "media outlets" have acknowledged the existence of Willie and the Bumblebees? Let alone "The Hot Club of East Lake?"
So they can't keep up (not much the pinhed can do about that ).


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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:05 am

a media outlet is a publication or broadcast that provides news and feature stories to the public through various distribution channels. Media outlets include newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:59 am

I figured it was something like that (Do shows like Conan, Colbert, Letterman, etc., count?).

No doubt it's good for performers' to get media attention, but what have those outlets ever done for me? Suspect

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:13 am

i mentioned it because i was surprised more publications hadn't reviewed their products, considering they were on Colbert & Conan ... maybe some do not consider LSD nowtro enuff

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Re: Lake Street Dive then--and now

Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:01 pm

Now LSD says a band's got to play 300 times a year because nobody buys records any more.

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